Effect of temperature on the functional response of Adalia bipunctata to Myzus persicae. Jalali, M. A., Tirry, L., & De Clercq, P. BioControl, 55(2):261–269, April, 2010.
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The effect of temperature on the functional response of female adults of the two-spot ladybird, Adalia bipunctata L. (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) was examined in petri dish arenas containing sweet pepper leaves infested with different densities of the green peach aphid, Myzus persicae (Sulzer) (Hemiptera: Aphididae). The predator showed a type II functional response at three tested temperatures ranging from 19°C to 27°C. The theoretical maximum number of prey captured by the predator increased with temperature. Based on the random predator equation, the estimated attack rates ranged from 0.13 h−1 at 19°C to 0.35 h−1 at 27°C on a leaf area of 20–25 cm2. There was no significant difference between the attack rates of the predator at 23°C and 27°C. Handling time significantly decreased as temperature increased from 19°C (0.39 h) to 27°C (0.24 h). This study shows that A. bipunctata displays high predation rates on M. persicae for a wide range of temperatures, indicating its potential for augmentative releases against this aphid pest. The limitations of the predictions generated by functional response experiments are discussed.
@article{jalali_effect_2010,
	title = {Effect of temperature on the functional response of {Adalia} bipunctata to {Myzus} persicae},
	volume = {55},
	issn = {1386-6141, 1573-8248},
	url = {http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s10526-009-9237-6},
	doi = {10.1007/s10526-009-9237-6},
	abstract = {The effect of temperature on the functional response of female adults of the two-spot ladybird, Adalia bipunctata L. (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) was examined in petri dish arenas containing sweet pepper leaves infested with different densities of the green peach aphid, Myzus persicae (Sulzer) (Hemiptera: Aphididae). The predator showed a type II functional response at three tested temperatures ranging from 19°C to 27°C. The theoretical maximum number of prey captured by the predator increased with temperature. Based on the random predator equation, the estimated attack rates ranged from 0.13 h−1 at 19°C to 0.35 h−1 at 27°C on a leaf area of 20–25 cm2. There was no significant difference between the attack rates of the predator at 23°C and 27°C. Handling time significantly decreased as temperature increased from 19°C (0.39 h) to 27°C (0.24 h). This study shows that A. bipunctata displays high predation rates on M. persicae for a wide range of temperatures, indicating its potential for augmentative releases against this aphid pest. The limitations of the predictions generated by functional response experiments are discussed.},
	language = {en},
	number = {2},
	urldate = {2017-12-18},
	journal = {BioControl},
	author = {Jalali, Mohammad Amin and Tirry, Luc and De Clercq, Patrick},
	month = apr,
	year = {2010},
	pages = {261--269}
}
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